Edinburgh Larder Café
- Telephone 0131 556 6922
- Opening times Mon–Fri 8am–5pm; Sat–Sun 9am–5pm.
- Seasonal times Extended hours during the Festival.
- Food served Mon–Fri 8am–5pm; Sat/Sun 9am–4pm.
- Average price £12 (lunch)
- Website www.edinburghlarder.co.uk
Nestled off the Royal Mile, this friendly and bright daytime café proudly showcases Scotland’s seasonal and local produce.
Nestled off the Royal Mile, this daytime café proudly showcases Scotland’s seasonal and local produce. Friendly service combined with an interior featuring vibrant yellow chairs and large windows looking onto Blackfriars Street create a bright ambience. The focus is firmly on honest ingredients: the simple breakfast menu includes homemade granola, porridge, toast, full breakfast, eggs, bacon, salmon and sausages, while lunch offers soups, sandwiches, sharing platters and daily specials. The taste of Scotland plate features local fish, salami and cheese, while daily salads, like wild rice with apricots and walnuts, provide fresh healthy options. A limited selection of homemade cakes, such as gluten-free chocolate and hazelnut brownie, complement Williams and Johnson coffee and Eteaket tea. If short on time, grab a takeaway from Larder Go next door. The Edinburgh Larder team also operate a social enterprise aspiring to make local food more accessible, as well as running foraging courses and workshops – see their website for details.
- High point: Knowing the provenance of every item on the plate
- Low point: Watery soup
- Notable dish: Gluten-free chocolate and hazelnut brownie
'The best of Scottish produce prepared for you in the heart of Edinburgh'
The Edinburgh Larder is a deli and licensed cafe on Blackfriars Street - just off the Royal Mile. Specialising in a wide range of Scottish produce, the Larder team have scoured the country for the best ingredients possible. The lunch menu consists of a number of homemade treats and is supported by a sandwich menu with a difference. There is always a seasonal quiche, tart or frittata on offer as well as homemade chicken liver or smoked salmon pate. The veg plate includes homemade hummus and sundried tomato tapenade as well as house roasted peppers. There are also deli plates so you can sample the delicious Scottish smoked meats, salami and lovely cheeses in the deli counter. A tantalising range of cakes are on offer too for those with a sweet tooth as well as scones served with Scottish clotted cream and jam from Galloway in Dumfries.
In the drinks department, Scottish beers are offered from two breweries local to Edinburgh (Stewarts and Tryst) which are sure to cater to all beer lovers tastes. Coffee is from Artisan Roast and tea from Eteaket. There is also Cuddybridge apple juice from Peebles as well as freshly blended smoothies. Homemade chutney and jam line the shelves along with a small selection of deli products to take away.
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- Delivery: Deliver business lunches/ Also use Deliveroo
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Folk, chilled music
- Live entertainment: Sometimes host film nights, live music
- Capacity: 32
- Largest group: 32
- Open since: 2009
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